Posted on: February 13, 2017

Take Action Now to Discourage Migratory Bird Nesting

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While migratory bird nesting can be beautiful, it can bring noise, odor, droppings and debris. Many neighborhoods in Irving have had migratory birds in the past and it is important to take action now, to prevent a nesting nuisance. Once an egg has been la...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

The Challenge Migratory Birds Pose for Irving Residents

Nesting Great Blue Heron with baby.

Texas is a major route for migratory birds shuttling between the United States and Canada, and this springtime event can impact residential and commercial properties.

Nesting birds – herons, egrets and other nesting water birds – bring ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Why You Should Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Why You Should Spay-Neuter Your Pet

The decision to spay or neuter your pet is important for owners. It can be the single best decision you make for your pet’s long-term welfare, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

Getting your pet spayed or neutered can:

  • Improve your ...
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Posted on: January 29, 2017

Keeping Irving Pets Healthy ... For Less

Dog and cat looking at each other.

Irving Animal Services partners with local clinics to bring affordable pet spay/neuter and vaccination services to the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

City of Irving Narrows Police Chief Search to Four Candidates

Community Reception Invite - 7-9 pm Feb. 22

The City of Irving has identified four candidates of interest for the Irving Chief of Police position, vacated Dec. 30 when Chief Larry Boyd retired.

The finalists are:

  • Gilberto Garza, III — Deputy Chief of Police, Dallas, Texas
  • Carlos R. Maldonado &am...
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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Literary Rock Stars to Attend North Texas Teen Book Festival

NTTBF attendee takes a selfie with author during 2015 event.

The free event, one of the largest in the nation, will host 82 Young Adult and Middle Grade authors including R.L. Stine (“Goosebumps”), Veronica Roth (“Divergent” trilogy), Maggie Stiefvater (“The Raven C...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Welcome Home to Irving, Texas

Family in front of home - Welcome Home to Irving, TX

Irving is a city with a rich heritage, a city with passion and purpose, and a future of unbridled potential. 

Welcome home to Irving, Texas.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition

New Tudor Lane home in Irving, Texas.

The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has announced its decision to award the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the City of Irving, Texas for the redevelopment of Tudor Lane.

Tudor Lane, once one of Irving’s highes...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Investing in Irving’s Infrastructure: Maintaining Quality Services for Residents

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day.

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day that help ensure residents receive the quality services they have grown to expect from the City of Irving.

Capital Improvement Program Department

The Capital Improveme...

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

City Plans 'Road to the Future'

Road to the Future - Irving TX

City of Irving staff presented the "Road to the Future" project to the City Council members Nov. 10, 2016. This project funds $100 million for road improvements and reconstruction over the next five years without raising the tax rate.

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Pavement Assessment Presentation
Posted on: November 28, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

City of Irving sanitation worker on truck picks up trash.

The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth date.
  • Dri...
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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas, Irving, TX

Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.

Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spaciou...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Seizures - What to do?

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The Irving Fire Department wants everyone to be informed on what to do if someone is having a SEIZURE. ***According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): about 5.1 million people in the United States have had a diagnosis of epilepsy or ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. – ICTN 1 – A Night at the Movies

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Enjoy a classic movie the whole family will love. Let's take a journey back to 1946 for "Dick Tracey vs. Cueball," starring Morgan Conway, Dick Wessel, and Anne Jeffreys.

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Friday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Irving Symphonic Band

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The band will celebrate “Red White and …Spring” with music by Alfred Reed and Lewis Buckley.

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. – About Towne

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Next time on About Towne we’ll check out the Dallas Comic Show. We’ll meet the artists showcased in the Irving Black Arts Council’s “Art Inspired” exhibit. And we’ll visit Haggerty Gallery at the...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Open Line: Animal Services

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Irving Animal Services promotes responsible pet ownership. On this edition of ICTN’s “Open Line,” learn about some the educational initiatives underway, and find out about resources available at the Animal Care Campus. Repeat...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – State of the City

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Mayor Beth Van Duyne delivers her annual State of the City address at the Irving Convention Center. Repeats: Thursday at 12:30 p.m., Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Monday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Game of the Week: High School Basketball

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Nimitz and MacArthur close out the regular season when they collide at the Cardinal gym in District 7-6A boys’ basketball action. Repeats: Tuesday at 4 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at noon, and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – City Source

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Construction is progressing on the Irving Music Factory. On the next “City Source,” get an update on the massive project that is expected to boost economic development and provide new entertainment options. Also, see how Irving Animal ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

ICTN 3 - Game of the Week Classics Network

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Bringing you cross town match-ups, post season playoff showdowns and classic contests from more than 30 years of Game of the Week.
Watch ICTN 3:•AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
•Charter Communications (Former...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Channel Guide

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Watch ICTN 1:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum/Charter Communications Channel 16
  • Frontier Channel 30

Watch ICTN 2:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum/Charter Communicati...
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Posted on: February 1, 2017

African American Read-In: One World, Many Tales

African-American Read In 2017

In honor of the 2017 African American History Month, experience a blend of timeless cultural performances, art and stories the whole family can enjoy. The annual African-American Read-In tradition continues 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at South Irving Library with the ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

123 Andrés

123 Andres

Get the kids ready to rock out with 123 Andrés, a Grammy-winning children’s performer like none other. At East Branch Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m., 123 Andrés will take families on a cross-cultural journey through Latin America using music an...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Seeking Volunteers

Seeking NTTBF Volunteers

Do you like young adult books?

Would you like to meet other book lovers?

Are you passionate about literacy and your community?

We have a great volunteer opportunity for you!

The North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) is looking for interested adult volunteers...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Start on a Road to Success with LearningExpress

Learning Express Library service

Many of us get to a point when we need to stretch ourselves a little further than before. Maybe its learning computer skills for the first time, passing the General Education Development (GED) test, or getting into Nursing School. Obtaining the knowledge ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

North Texas Teen Book Festival Survival Tips

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The North Texas Teen Book Festival is almost ready to make its March 4 festival day schedule known to the public. 

I have to admit I am a little jealous of all the fans of Young Adult and Middle Grade books who are going to have so much fun on this li...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Have you Read a Bluebonnet?

2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Announced

Do you want a tip on great pleasure reads for your elementary-age child?  Ask another kid, or better yet, ask many kids!  That's exactly what the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List is all about - a short list of 20 books elementary age s...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

The Grammy Awards @ IPL

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The bands have left the stage, the awards given out, and the final nominee has made it home from the after-party celebration, but it's now YOU who's the big winner!  

Irving Public Library's two digital music services, Freegal Music and...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Are You Prepared?

Income tax filing help in Irving

Now that the Christmas tree is down and the first New Year's resolutions are broken, it's time to start worrying about filing last year's taxes. The Irving Public Library, AARP and other local agencies are here with tax forms an...

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Programs

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Classes

Looking to join an exercise class or register your child for day camp? Recreation center patrons must register for programs online using ActiveNet. The new online registration service eliminates the need to stand in lines at recreation centers on registra...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Aquastars Announces Spring Schedule

Family with special needs child enjoying the pool.

The City of Irving’s AquaStars program allows children with special needs, along with their families and guardians, to safely enjoy access to a premier city swimming facility.

In response to growing community interest and need, the Aquatics Division ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Girls Spring Volleyball League Registration Opens Jan. 23

Irving Spring Volleyball League

Girls, ages 11-16, are invited to participate in Irving’s Spring Volleyball League. 

Registration is open Jan. 23 through Feb. 24. The cost per athlete is $50 and includes a team jersey. This is a competitive league that teaches fundamental skil...

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Register Online

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Renovations Begin Feb. 6 at Senter Park Playground

Artist rendering of new play equipment at Senter Park - Irving TX - February 2017

Residents will be excited with new playground improvements at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St., funded by Community Development Block Grants. Work begins Feb. 6 to install a new playground system. The playground area will be closed to the public during the ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sunrise Park Trail Improvements Begin Dec. 19

Sunrise Park Welcome Sign - Irving TX

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, trail replacement work will begin at Sunrise Park, 1809 E. Union Bower Road. This project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017. 

All existing asphalt trail will be replaced with 9-foot wide concrete pavement...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

North Campion Trail Construction Update

North Campion Trail Opens to Residents, Visitors

Projects along the northern section of Campion Trail are progressing, and joggers, cyclists and nature lovers will continue to see work completed in areas affected by floods.

The work to repair infrastructure damage along sections of Campion Trail cau...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities.

These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Comple...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Canoe Launch Closed at T.W. Richardson Park

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The canoe launch at T.W. Richardson Park, as well as the sidewalk along the area, will be closed indefinitely. Due to continued heavy rainfall this year, the Trinity River has washed away much of the embankment along this section of Campion Trail. This er...Read on...


Posted on: February 1, 2017

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29:

  • Walgreens parking lot, 5310 N. MacArthur B...
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Posted on: July 8, 2014

2015 Annual Report

The Irving Police Department proudly presents the 2015 Annual Report. As with any annual report, the pages are full of facts and details, but the results were created by the dedicated and exceptional work performed.

2015 Annual Report

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker Streets; Posey Drive; Chisholm Trail

Water and/or wastewater lines will be replaced on Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker streets, as well as Posey Drive and Chisholm Trail from May 2016 to July 2017. As a result, one-way traffic will be in place adjacent to the areas ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Colony Drive Bridge, at Embassy Channel

Beginning April 20, Colony Drive will be closed at the bridge crossing Embassy Channel, just west of Live Oak Drive, to facilitate improvements along Embassy Channel and middle Delaware Creek. This road closure is expected to last through April 2017.

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Esters Drive, from S.H. 114 to Cabell Drive

Through March 1, Esters Drive will be reduced to two-way traffic - one north- and one southbound lane - to accommodate the construction of two northbound lanes, weather permitting. Upon completion, Esters Drive will be a four-lane roadway.

Motorists are ad...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Glenwick Lane, from Pebblebrook Trail to Indian Creek Drive

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, City of Irving contractors will be replacing the water and wastewater lines along Glenwick Lane, from Pebblebrook Trail to Indian Creek Drive. The construction area will move along Glenwick, following the contractors as they r...Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

E. Irving Boulevard (Old Irving Boulevard), from S.H. 356 to S. Irving Heights Drive

E. Irving Boulevard - also known locally as Old Irving Boulevard - will be closed from S.H. 356 to S. Irving Heights Drive beginning Feb. 20 for pavement reconstruction. As part of a larger water and wastewater improvement project, the work will continue,...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Lane Street Bridge, at Brockbank Channel

Beginning the week of Oct. 10, Lane Street will be closed at the bridge crossing the Brockbank Channel, between Cypress Drive and Betsy Lane, to allow the demolition of the bridge and provide better access for construction crews rebuilding a deeper and wi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, from Fuller Drive to O'Connor Boulevard

Updated Oct. 25, 4:50 p.m.Beginning Friday, Oct. 28, the southbound lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard, from Fuller Drive to O’Connor Boulevard, will be closed for new utilities work and new roadway pavement. Two-way traffic will be in place on the existing...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive

The outside (right) lane of southbound Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive, is closed for the duration of the work taking place at the Irving Music Factory construction site.

The construction is anticipated to be completed...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Regent Boulevard, at Ridgepoint Drive

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, the left (inside) eastbound lane of Regent Boulevard will be closed to install a left turn lane. Work is expected to continue through March 1.

The middle and right (outside) eastbound lanes will remain open for through traffic.

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Riverside Drive, from Creative Way to Royal Lane

The northbound outside (right) late of Riverside Drive, from Creative Way to Royal Lane, will be closed through Feb. 23 for a wastewater installation project. Two northbound lanes will remain open during the project.

Motorists are advised to use alternate ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Royal Ridge North Supply Water Line

The installation of a new water line will cause various lane closures and traffic delays on Regent Boulevard, between Royal Crossing and Belt Line Road. This line will supply water to the new elevated water storage tank being built at Belt Line Road and R...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

City of Irving sanitation worker on truck picks up trash.

The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth date.
  • Dri...
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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Vendors Invited to Apply for Spots at Irving Special Events

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The application for vendors to sell food, crafts and other items at Irving's 2017 citywide special events is now available online. Vendor spaces are available at several events throughout the year, including Canal Fest, the Taste of Irving and th...

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2017 Irving Special Event Vendor Application

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Improving a Home's Curb Appeal

An appealing home sells faster, according to realtors.

Irving's Be Green team will hold a discussion on home curb appeal 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. 

Attendees will learn how to enhance a home's appearance, helping owners sell faster, as well as be the envy of the...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Winter Safety: Turn Off the Water

Winter Safety - Turn Off the Water

With the temperatures now dipping below the freezing mark, it's important to turn off automatic settings for sprinkler systems. This will help prevent potentially dangerous ice on roads and sidewalks.

As North Texas moves into colder temperatures, the...

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

2015 Water Quality Report Summary Available Online

2014 Water Quality Report Summary

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department and other community systems must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the T...Read on...

Read the 2015 Water Quality Report